PA Jury Awards Over $11 Million to Plane Crash Victims
A Philadelphia, PA jury awarded two victims of a 2009 plane crash, who suffered significant, permanent injuries, over $11 million in damages. The pilot and her passenger both sustained third-degree burns over 35 percent of their bodies.
The lawsuit alleged the Cessna 337 Skymaster twin-engine aircraft in which they were flying crashed shortly after takeoff due to “ineffective inspections and maintenance.” The plane crashed into a water treatment plant in Georgia after losing power in one of its engines. The second engine could not handle the extra load due to problems to it as well.
The pilot’s injuries have prevented her from returning to work as an airline pilot. She was awarded $6.458 million, which was reduced by 20 percent because of her attributable negligence, according to the court docket.
The passenger, who was a doctor, has been able to return to his work performing cancer dermatological surgeries. He was awarded $4.9 million.
If you have been a victim of a plane crash or other transportation accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Our personal injury lawyers will review the details of your case, answer your questions, and help you decide how to proceed. There is no cost for an initial consultation with an attorney at our firm, and we will never collect a fee unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
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